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Carbon Storage hopes Rise Again

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20/04/2015

Carbon capture and storage, if it proved possible, would help to make the main greenhouse gas harmless. American scientists say they are making progress. Two groups of US scientists are exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One technology mimics the tree by using artificial photosynthesis. The other exploits a membrane that is a thousand times more ...

USPTO Grants Early Algae Patents to OriginClear Inventors

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21/04/2015

OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of breakthrough water cleanup technology, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted two patents for algae production. The inventors included OriginClear co-founders, Nicholas and Riggs Eckelberry. “We contributed these early patents to our French joint venture, Ennesys, to support that fast-growing ...

$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

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21/04/2015

State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work has yet to begin. The latest projects ...

Regulatory Developments: California Department of Toxic Substances Control releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

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21/04/2015

On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Work Plan, initially proposed on September 12, 2014, describes product categories it will use to evaluate and identify product-chemical combinations to be added to the Priority Products. The purpose of the ...

RainWise Exclusive North American Distributor for LCJ Capteurs Land-based Ultrasonic Wind Sensors

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20/04/2015

RainWise Inc. announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with LCJ Capteurs to serve and support North America, effective March 1, 2015.  RainWise, known for the manufacture of precision weather instruments, is pleased to add the top quality LCJ products to their offerings.  Providers of premium weather equipment for over 40 years, RainWise now has exclusive rights for ...

Project of the Month: Western Mesquite Pad

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20/04/2015

This month, International Lining Technology is featuring one of our recently completed projects. Our 13-man crew spent a few months at the Western Mesquite Pad 7 in Brawley, California this year. From February until earlier this month, they installed more than 1.4 million square feet of Microspike and 674,775 square feet of 80 mil smooth. International Lining Technology is one of the ...

Global E-Waste volume hits new peak in 2014

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21/04/2015

In 2014, people worldwide discarded all but a small fraction of an estimated 41.8 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electrical and electronic products according to a new United Nations University report. And the volume of e-waste is expected to rise by 21% to 50 million Mt in 2018. According to the report, just two countries — the US and China — discarded nearly one-third of the ...

WWF7 Update - Cities and Regions Commit to the Sustainable and Inclusive Management of Water

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21/04/2015

This year’s 7th World Water Forum has reaffirmed the crucial need for the international community to adopt Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all through sustainable and inclusive management. Local and regional authorities also highlighted the need for the new Post-2015 Development Agenda to be based on international ...

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